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June 28, 2024

Q&A with Michael Galvez, MD, Creator of National Latino Physician Day

Monday, July 1, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Free registration required.

WSMA members are invited to attend a virtual meeting of the WSMA Latinx Advisory Council on Monday, July 1, from 5:15-6:15 p.m., featuring special guest Michael Galvez, MD, creator of National Latino and Latina Physician Day. Only 6% of physicians in the U.S. are Latinx, despite Latinx people comprising 19% of the population. Dr. Galvez introduced legislation in 2023 to designate Oct. 1 as National Latino and Latina Physician Day and to encourage the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support Latinx medical students and aspiring students through increased funding, awareness, and retention programs. Bring your questions for a casual Q&A with Dr. Galvez. Register for the meeting.

Join WSMA's new Latinx online community

For more opportunities of interest to WSMA's Latinx members, be sure to join our new online Latinx discussion community. Enjoy the benefits of having a secure platform, accessible via email, website, or mobile app, where you can support your Latinx colleagues professionally, recruit other Latinx physicians and physician assistants, and help inform advocacy strategies within the WSMA. What's more, by joining the Latinx community, you'll receive updates on the work of the WSMA Latinx Advisory Council, convened in 2021 at the direction of the House of Delegates to develop resources and advocacy strategies for the WSMA, as well as invitations to join the Council for opportunities like the Q&A with Dr. Galvez.

It's easy to join the Latinx community: Simply click the button below to start the process. Once you've registered your interest in signing up, you'll receive an email inviting you to set up your profile and from there you can join the conversation. Thank you for becoming a member of this new community and for helping to galvanize our Latinx membership! Join the community.

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